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Convinced that future generations will know little of an honorable 
ancestry unless some record is made of it, I have yielded to the solici- 
tations of those interested and, in the face of the knowledge that others 
now living are much better qualified to do the work, have undertaken the 
task of arranging such data as could be readily procured into a brief 
narrative. And having put together, though in a fragmentary and discon- 
nected way, the records, anecdotes and tributes that have come to hand 
from the several sources, I send the volume forth hoping its perusal will 
give the reader some measure of the enjoyment that its preparation has 
given me. 

But before beginning this family history, I would express my gratitude 
to Aunt Hannah Tisdale, who years ago laid the foundation and gathered 
much of the material used herein ; to Mr. H. W. Tisdale of Taunton, 
Mass., who permitted me to copy freely from the genealogical records in 
his possession ; to Mr. D. C. Lillie of North Easton, and the numerous 
relatives and friends who have aided me in so many ways in the accom- 
plishment of this purpose. E. F. T. 

Boston, December, 1909. 

" The pride of family is as old as 
time and worth preserving. Any one 
familiar with the line from which he 
sprung, even though its men and 
women were only ordinary in ability 
and perhaps extraordinary in their 
endeavors to be upright, feels bound, 
if worthy the old stock, to at least 
keep honesty, thrift and such homely 
virtues very much in mind." * * * * 


John Tisdale was settled in Duxbury about 1637. He 
married Sarah Walker, and had four sons and four 
daughters ; among them 

Joseph, who married Mary Leonard, and had two sons 
and five daughters ; among them 

Joseph, Jr., who married Ruth Reed, and had six sons 
and three daughters ; among them 

Ebenezer, who married Priscilla Drake, and had five 
sons and four daughters ; among them 

Edward, who married Ruth Harlow, and had two sons 
and one daughter ; the elder son being 

Israel, the central subject of this sketch. 


In attempting to bring together in their proper relation 
and sequence the various items and data concerning this 
branch of the descendants of John Tisdale, statements 
which seemed to conflict, or whose authenticity could not 
be fully established, have been omitted, and in this way 
much that is pleasant reading has been lost to us. But 
we may take a just pride in the homely virtues that have 
characterized our ancestry. No prominent or distinguished 
characters mark the annals of the family, yet integrity 
they cultivated as a principle, considering its possession 
of more worth than the praise of their fellow men. Sin- 
cerity and conscientious faithfulness to convictions of right 
and duty have been dominant factors in their lives, and 
we do well to honor them. 

The following, taken from the genealogical records now 
in possession of Mr. Henry W. Tisdale of Taunton, 
Mass., seems to say all that can be truthfully asserted 
concerning public honors : 

Of respectable origin, entirely free from the thraldom 
of illustrious reputation, having few claims to distinc- 
tion from the possession of public or private honors, for 
upwards of two centuries members of the family have 
been residents upon the Pilgrim soil of New England. 
Industry, sobriety and just regard of character ap- 
pear to have been among their distinguishing traits. 
Rural life and the pursuit of agriculture early lent its 
quiet repose to most of the name. An occasional seat 
as Deputy to the old Plymouth government by one of 
the name, the fragile honors of a county justice, and 
the more fragile honors of local office, a display of 

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sword and baldric at the ancient military gatherings 
so frequent and popular in the towns of the colony, a 
church wrangle, then as now the fruitful source of 
much acrimony, with some patriotic zeal during the 
Old War and the Revolution, constitute the limited 
honors to which their descendants can lay claim. 

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No extended account of the Tisdales has ever been 
published. The family name is of ancient date. It was 
known in England early in the sixteenth century, and was 
rendered in various ways, but is now almost universally 
known as "Tisdale." Its origin has been ascribed to a 
connection with the River Tees, a stream of some magni- 
tude rising in the north of England. Along its border 
for many miles this river is beautifully skirted with what 
are called "dale lands," and hence, as tradition goes, the 
creation of the name, Teesdale. 

The English Tisdales have been represented as rigid 
Churchmen during the civil war in England, opposing the 
Protector and warmly devoted to the Crown. The origin 
of their arms beyond a doubt may be traced to the fact 
that King Charles II granted arms to many families who 
aided in the overthrow of Cromwell, or assisted in the 

"The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, 
and Wales," by Sir Bernard Burke, published in 1878, 
thus describes the arms of the Tisdales as worn by those 
of the name in Great Britain : 

Tisdale or Tisdall. Ar. a fess between three 
pheons, az. 

Crest, a peacock's head couped ppr. 

Tisdall (Charlesfort, co. Meath, formerly of Dublin ; 
assigned by St. George, Ulster, 1679, to Michael Tis- 
dall, Esq., J. P., co. Meath, and to his brothers, James, 
Thomas, John, Richard, and George Tisdall). 

Sa, a thistle, or, betw. 3 pheons, points downward, ar. 

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Crest, out of a ducal coronet, or, an armed arm erect, 
holding in the hand an arrow, all ppr. 

Motto — Tutantur tela coronam. (Weapons guard 
a crown.) 

Note. — Lest others may have as little knowledge of heraldry as the 
compiler, the following definitions of abbreviations used in the foregoing 
descriptions are appended : 

Ar. Silver, or white. 

The fess is formed by two horizontal lines drawn across the field, 
comprising the central third part of the escutcheon, emblematic of a 
military girdle. 

Pheon. The head of dart or arrow. 

Az. Blue. 

Couped. Term used when the head or limb of an animal, or when any 
other charge, is cut off by an even line. 

Sa. Sable, black ; depicted by cross lines, horizontal or perpendicular. 

Or. Gold, or yellow. 

Ppr. Proper ; applicable to every animal, tree, vegetable, etc., when 
borne of the natural color. 

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Tradition has brought the first settler of the name in 
America from the town of Wales, in England, but no 
authentic record of the fact is known to exist. In 1854 
an effort was made to ascertain the origin of the Tisdales 
in England, and for this purpose the aid of H. A. Som- 
erby, an American gentleman long resident in Great 
Britain and a thorough-going antiquarian, was invoked. 
He found in Ripon, Yorkshire, a record of the baptism 
of John, son of Thomas and Ruth Tisdale, November 7, 
1614, and this John is thought to be progenitor of the 
American name. 

The precise date of John Tisdale's immigration to the 
Old Colony is not known, nor in what ship he arrived ; 
but it is supposed to have been in 1636 or 1637. He first 
settled in Duxbury, or Marshfield, where he had a grant 
of ten acres at Green Harbor path ; he also owned land at 
Hound's ditch and Namasakeeset, the sale of which to 
William Brett, in 1657, is duly noted in the colonial 
records. He was one of the twenty-six original purchasers 
of Freetown, and received the twenty-third lot, upon 
which a part of Assonet Village is located, and also pos- 
sessed considerable land in Taunton. 

In 1643 Plymouth, Duxbury and Marshfield combined 
in the organization of a military company, and John Tis- 
dale's name appears in a " list of those able to beer arms 
in New Plymouth," under "Duxborrow, 1643." 

In 1645 he was elected constable of Duxbury and held 
the office for several years. In Emery's " History of 
Taunton " we read that " the office of constable was one 
of great responsibility and honor in colonial times as 

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representing the civil government and being the chief 
exponent of law. The most respectable and trustworthy 
persons were chosen to fill this office." 

About 1650 John Tisdale removed to Taunton. Here 
he held some public offices : May 11, 1656, he was one of 
a coroner's jury of twelve men on a case reported in the 
old colonial records; a selectman in 1650 (?) and 1658; 
constable in 1655-1659; Representative to Plymouth 
General Court in 1674-167 5 ; and seems to have been a 
person of no little importance in the community. 

His home in Taunton was on the east side of Great 
River, some three and a half miles from "the Green," 
bordering upon what is now the northern boundary of the 
town of Berkeley, and overlooked Mount Hope, the home 
of King Philip. He incurred the displeasure of the 
Indians by his hearty espousal of every course of the 
English to keep them in subjection. As early as 1671, 
four years before the " Great War," his house was a ren- 
dezvous for the English troops and was thus in constant 
peril, and when the war came, in 1675, his property was 
destroyed and himself murdered. This is substantiated 
by the old colonial records : " John Tisdale was killed by 
Indians June 27, 1675." 

John Tisdale married Sarah Walker, who came from 
London in the barque Elizabeth. She was the daughter 
of "Widow Walker," of Rehoboth. She was seventeen 
years of age when she reached America in 1635, and died 
in 1676. Children : 

John, b. about 1642. 
James, b. about 1644. 
Joshua, b. about 1646. 

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Elizabeth, date of birth unknown. 
Abigail, date of birth unknown. 
Sarah, date of birth unknown. 
Joseph, b. about 1656. 
Mary, b. about 1658. 

By John Tisdale's will the large real estate was given 
almost wholly to his sons, but a controversy arose between 
several of the sons-in-law with reference to the division 
of the property, which, " 1 November, 1676," resulted in 
decrees of administration being " granted joyntly unto 
John Tisdale's sons, John, James, Joshua, and Joseph, to 
administer the estate of John Tisdale, Sr." This was 
settled in 1677, the eldest son taking a double portion, 
and the residue being equally divided among the sons 
and daughters. 

TAUNTON (1675) 

I, John Tisdale, Sr., of Taunton, being sick and 
weak yet of perfect memory, doe dispose of my estate 
as followeth : — 

I give to my eldest son, John Tisdale, all my tract 
of land on the east side of Taunton River, bound on 
the south by Meadow Brook, on the north by Stone 
Bridge Brook, on the west by the Great River and 
highway and on the common on the east, with the 
housin that is on it to him and his heirs forever, being 
six score acres, more or less. 

Also to James Tisdale, land on which his house 
stands and about five acres east of Great River, and four 
lying by Stone Bridge, and also land called new lot 
west of Great River (six acres) only the mowing meadow 
that is in it his mother shall enjoy while she lives, and 

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also my lot at Swansey and my meadow at Sakegegun- 
sett [Segreganset ?], and my share in Iron Works after 
the death 6i his mother. 

Also I give to my son, Joshua Tisdale, my share of 
land at Assonett and the meadow that appertaineth to 
it and my two acres of meadow in Assonett lying near 
John Hathaways house. 

Also to my son, Joseph Tisdale, the house I now 
live in and the housin about it, and the lands and 
meadows adjoining to it, and the old orchard with the 
two acres of land that joynes it, and three acres of 
swamp lying by James Burte's land and my Apes 
meadows with two acres of land on the west side of it, 
to him and his heirs forever, but Joseph shall help 
Joshua to build for him as good a house as that I now 
live in. 

To my daughter Elizabeth 5 pounds. 

To my daughter Sarah, 5 pounds, of which she has 
received 300 of iron, for that there is but 5 shillings 

To my daughter, Mary, my share in North purchase 
and my lot at Rumford. 

To my daughter, Abigail, my land on north-west 
side of Three Mile River. To my grandchild, John 
Tisdale, 30 acres of land on southeast side of Apes 
Meadow, and the remainder of my estate wholly to my 
wife as my sole executor. 


" The inventory of the estate of John Tisdall, Sr., of 
Taunton, late deceased, exhibited to the Court of His 
Majesty helPd at Plymouth the 2d of November, 1676, 
on the oaths of John Tisdall and Joshua Tisdall " : 

£ s. d. 

Item. 4 oxen 17 o 00 
Item. A cart and a paire of wheeles and 

three yoaks with the irons 4 o 00 

Item. 6 Swine and three Little piggs 4 6 00 

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£ s. d. 

Item. 4 Calves and three yearlings 5 o 00 

Item. 1 Steer and 2 two-year-old heiffers 5 o 06 
Item. 6 Kine 17 o 00 

Item. Brass Kettle and a Brass skil- 

1 feather bed and 2 paire of 
sheets, 3 blankets 

2 bolsters, 2 feather pillows 
1 Rugg and a towell 

7fcw. 1 Chamber pott and a platter and 

a porringer and two spoons o 6 00 

Item. 1 Chamber pott more, an apple 

roaster and an Indian bagg o 2 06 

Item. 1 paire of loomes and what be- 
longs to them 1 o 00 
Item. 1 tubb, 1 paile and other timber 

ware o 16 00 

Item. 4 borers [supposed borers or 

augers] o 4 00 

Item. 3 glass bottles and pound and a 

quarter of wool, 1 small bar 

Item. 2 Guns and his wearing apparil 4 16 00 
Item. 8 Yards of Bedticking and table 

napkins and pillow beares 
Item. 2 board clothes 
Item. 2 Beds, bolsters and ropes 
Item. Wollen yarn and a paire of 

Item. 3 Hoes 

Item. 6 platters and other small pewter 
Item, 1 Iron skillett, two brass pans 
Item. 1 Brass Kettle, 1 Iron Pott and 

pott hooks 
Item. 1 Copper, 1 Iron Pott and a seive 
Item. 2 Barrell and a paile and butter 

Item. An axe, one paire of andirons 

and a spitt 1 5 00 

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£. s. d. 
Item, i frying pan, 2 plow chains and 

a, log chain 1 4 00 

Item. 2 shares and Coulters 10 00 

Item. 3 paire of pitchforks and a 

warming pan 6 06 

Item. 4 seives and troughs and pole 

Item. 1 Horse and saddle 
Item. 4 sheep and beif the country 

had for souldiers 
Item. 2 hydes 

Item, debts owing to him by others 
Item. 3 spinning wheels 
Item, his share in the Iron Works 
Item. 1 hyde and a bar 
Item, hinges for dores and half of a 

wheel plow and pot hangers 
Item. A barn and other small buildings 

October (76) 

George Macy 
William Wetherell 

Debts owing from the estate : £ s. d. 

Item, to rate for souldiers wages 9 o 00 

Item. To things found out since the 

aforenamed particulars, as 

horse traces, a cross cut saw, 

and old harrow, and old cheese 

press, one-half an hundred of 

cedar boards, and a part of a 


The lands of John Tisdall deceased : 
Item, meddow land, plowed land, pasture land where 

his house was, eighteen acres. 
Item. 20 more at the Three Mile River and 2 acres 

of meddow. 
Item, his part in the North Purchase. 

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Item. His part of the late purchase down the Great 

Item, seaven more below his house lying upon the 

great river. 
Item, more meddow and upland, 6 acres. 
Item, his lands at assonett which is well known. 
Item, three acres of meddow that hee bought, being at 

the foot of it (three more neare unto that, his 

right in meadow). 

[Here the record is missing.] 

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JOHN, Jr., eldest son of John and Sarah (Walker) 
Tisdale, was born in Duxbury about 1642, and died De- 
cember, 1677. Like his father, he was interested in town 
affairs, and probably held some minor offices. He mar- 
ried, November 23, 1664, Anna [or Hannah], daughter of 
John Rogers of Plymouth and Taunton, and granddaughter 
of Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower. The ancient record 
reads: "John Tisdell, Jr., m. Hana Roggers of Ducks- 
berry Nov. 23, 1664." Children : 

Abigail, b. July 15, 1667; m., December 2, 1685, 
William Makepeace. 

John, b. August 10, 1669; d. January 26, 1728; m., 
1700, Deborah, daughter of Thomas Dean. She was born 
about 1675 and died 1703 [or 4]. One child, John, b. 

Anna, b. January 27, 1672 ; m., July 4, 1695, Hon. 
George Leonard, son of Thomas Leonard. 

Remember, b. July 8, 1675. 

JAMES, son of John and Sarah (Walker) Tisdale, was 
born in Duxbury, 1644, and died January 15, 1 7 1 5. He 
married, November 5, 1666, Mary Avery, who died Sep- 
tember 9, 1 71 3, aged 66 years. Children : 

James, b. about 1670; d. May 3, 1727; m., 1700, Abi- 
gail Coleman ; moved to Lebanon, Conn., where she died 
November 18, 1726. His second wife was Mindwell ■. 

Mary, b. 1672 ; m. Richard Hoskins of Taunton. 

Martha, b. 1674 ; m. John Hodges of Norton. 

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Margaret, b. 1675 ; m. Josiah Winslow of Taunton. 
Sarah, b. 1677 ; m. John Johnson of Connecticut. 
Ebenezer, b. 1682 ; d. November 11, 1705. 

JOSHUA, son of John and Sarah (Walker) Tisdale, 
was born in Duxbury in 1646, and died in Freetown in 
1 71 8. He married, July 5, 1688, Abigail, daughter of 
Henry Andrews. Children : 

Joshua, b. April 1, 1689. 

Samuel, b. March 3, 1691 ; d. 1769; m., January 30, 
1 724 [or 5], Mary Church of Little Compton,R.I. Children: 

Samuel, b. June 22, 1727. 
Mary, b. January 7, 1729. 
Deborah, b. February 16, 1730. 
Sarah, b. February 22, 1732. 
Abigail, b. December 19, 1738. 
Rebecca, b. November 24, 1742. 

Elizabeth, b. June 2, 1693 ; m. George Winslow, son 
of Job and Ruth Winslow. 

Hepzibah, b. March 19, 1695. 

Abigail, b. April 11, 1697. 

Henry, b. May 17, 1699; m., October 24, 1728, Eliza- 
beth Billings of Little Compton, R. I. 

Mary, b. 1701. 

Barnabas, b. 1703. 

Ephraim, b. 1707. 

ELIZABETH, daughter of John and Sarah (Walker) 
Tisdale, was born in Duxbury, date unknown ; married 
John Smith. 

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ABIGAIL, daughter of John and Sarah (Walker) Tis- 
dale, was born in Taunton, date unknown, and married, 
February I, 1683, Edward Bobit [or Babbitt]. Only two 
sons have been found, though there may be other children : 

Seth, date of birth unknown ; m. Sarah Cooper. 

Nathan, b. 1694 ; removed to Norton ; m. Mary Snell 
[or Snellum] ; d. February 25, 1759. Eight children. 

SARAH, daughter of John and Sarah (Walker) Tisdale, 
was born in Taunton, date unknown ; married James 

JOSEPH, fourth and youngest son of John and Sarah 
(Walker) Tisdale, and great-great-grandfather of Col. 
Israel Tisdale, was born in Taunton in 1656, and died in 
1 72 1. He was apparently a favorite with his father, who 
bequeathed to him the homestead. He is said to have 
been a man of large possessions, and, in 1705, was Rep- 
resentative to the General Court in Boston. August 16, 
1 68 1, he married Mary, daughter of Major Thomas Leon- 
ard of Taunton. Major Leonard was a distinguished 
man of his day, and in civil and religious matters exercised 
commanding influence in Taunton. 

After Joseph Tisdale's death his widow removed to 
Bridgewater, residing with her daughter Abigail until her 
death, in 1726. Children ; 

Joseph, b. 1682. 

Elkanah, b. 1684 ; d. in middle life. 

Mary, b. 1686. 

Hannah, b. 1688. 

Sarah, b. 1690. 

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Abigail, b. 1692. 
Elizabeth, b. 1694. 

MARY, youngest daughter of John and Sarah (Walker) 
Tisdale, was born in Taunton, in 1658, and died May 18, 
173 1. January 9, 1676 [or 7], she married Nathaniel 
French. A daughter, Sarah, was born October 4, 1680. 

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Capt. JOSEPH, Jr., eldest son of Joseph and Mary 
(Leonard) Tisdale, and great-grandfather of Col. Israel 
Tisdale, was born in Taunton, in 1682. He married Ruth 
Reed, daughter of John Reed, of Taunton, March 13, 
1706, and was prominent among men of his time, taking 
an active interest in church affairs. 

In Emery's " History of Taunton " we find that Capt. 
Joseph Tisdale, with other Taunton men, petitioned the 
General Court of Massachusetts for the incorporation of 
a new town on the western bank of the Connecticut River, 
under the name of Township No. One, or New Taunton. 
This territory, now Westminster, Vt., was about six miles 
square, and situated a few miles south of the present town 
of Bellows Falls. On learning that the territory was not 
in Massachusetts, nearly all the incorporators sold their 

Capt. Joseph Tisdale died August 8, 1739, and was 
buried in the family lot on "the Plain," Taunton. "His 
widow, with commendable spirit, imported a pair of grave- 
stones, which now shadow his remains." — »S. T. T. y in 
Genealogical Records. She died August, 1748, aged 69 
years. Children : 

Joseph, b. 1706. 

Loved, b. 1708. 

Seth, b. 1 7 16. 

Job, b. 1719. 

Simeon, b. 1721. 

Ebenezer, b. 1723. 

Mary, date of birth unknown. 

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Bathsheba, date of birth unknown. 
Hannah, date of birth unknown. 

MARY, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Leonard) Tis- 
dale, was born in 1686, and died March 28, 1719. Her 
marriage to Joseph Winslow of Swansea was published in 
Taunton February 11, 1707 [or 8]. 

HANNAH, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Leonard) 
Tisdale, was born in 1688, and died March 7, 171 5. She 
married, February 8, 1710 [or n], William Hodges of 

SARAH, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Leonard) Tis- 
dale, was born in 1690, and married Thomas Reed of 

ABIGAIL, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Leonard) 
Tisdale, was born in 1692 ; married, 1722, Ephraim Hay- 
ward of Bridgewater ; died in West Bridgewater, October 
17, 1758. 

ELIZABETH, youngest daughter of Joseph and Mary 
(Leonard) Tisdale, was born in 1694, and married Elka- 
nah Leonard of Middleboro. 

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JOSEPH, eldest son of Capt. Joseph and Ruth (Reed) 
Tisdale, was born in 1706; married unknown, had a 
daughter, Bethiah, who married Elnathan Walker. 

LOVED, son of Capt. Joseph and Ruth (Reed) Tisdale, 
was born in 1708, and died May 19, 1755. He married, 
July 24, 1735, Abigail Willis. Had son, Elkanah, 
born 1736. 

JOB, son of Capt. Joseph and Ruth (Reed) Tisdale, 
was born 17 19, and married Susanna Hall [or Hale] June 
19, 1740. 

SIMEON, son of Capt. Joseph and Ruth (Reed) Tis- 
dale, was born in 1721, and died in T778. He married 
unknown, had son, James, who married, had two sons, 
James y of Taunton, and Barney, of Elizabeth City, N. J. 
The former married unknown, had son, Samuel Trescott 
Tisdale, who compiled a very complete [to 1850] genealogy 
of the American Tisdales, which is in possession of his 
nephew, Mr. Henry W. Tisdale of Taunton. 

Capt. EBENEZER, fifth and youngest son of Capt. 
Joseph and Ruth (Reed) Tisdale, and great-grandson of 
John Tisdale, was born in Taunton, in 1723, and died in 
Easton, January 24, 1791. He received from his father 
a portion of the estate [about fifty acres] " that lay on 
Taunton Great River, near Blake's Landing, one-half of 
the Great Cedar Swamp, and two rights in the new town- 
ship on the west side of the Connecticut River." From 

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his mother he received, after her death, some pounds of 
" old tenor [colonial currency], a pair of Hand Irons, Brass 
Kettle and a trammel." 

From Taunton Captain Tisdale removed to Stoughton- 
ham [name changed to Sharon in 1783], a distance of 
thirteen miles, and called it "going into the country." 
Here he made a purchase of seven hundred acres, having 
sold his portion of the patrimonial estate in Taunton. He 
was a good citizen, distinguished for great energy of char- 
acter, and possessing a genial and benevolent disposition. 
His home in Sharon was on the site afterwards occupied 
by that of his grandson, Col. Israel Tisdale. 

The name of Ebenezer Tisdale appears, with rank of 
captain, on Lexington Alarm Roll of said Captain Tisdale's 
(Stoughtonham) company, which marched on the alarm of 
April 19, 1775, from Stoughtonham. Length of service, 
twenty-two days. He is said also to have acted as 
committee of inspection of correspondence during the 
Revolution, to the terror of all the Tories in the 

About 1778 Captain Tisdale removed to the Bay Road, 
Easton, in which town he filled various important offices. 
He represented the town in the Massachusetts State Con- 
vention for the ratification of the Federal Constitution, 
January 9, 1788, and in 1789 was a member of the State 

Capt. Ebenezer Tisdale married Priscilla Drake, a 
woman of remarkable strength, who weighed three hun- 
dred and sixty pounds, and is said to have been able to 
lift a barrel and drink from the bunghole. She died No- 
vember 3, 1794, and was buried beside her husband in the 

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little family burying ground on Mountain Street, Sharon. 
Children : 

Ebenezer, Jr., b. 1748. 
Edward, b. February 13, 1755. 
Hannah, b. June 22, 1756. 
Abijah, b. February 14, 1758. 
Ruth, date of birth uncertain. 
Priscilla, date of birth unknown. 

M S A A CE, J tWlnS ' b - I762 - 

Anna, b. about 1781. 

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EBENEZER, Jr., son of Capt. Ebenezer and Priscilla 
(Drake) Tisdale, was born in 1748. In 1774 he married 
Johanna, daughter of John and Mary (Cole) Drake. He 
held the commission of lieutenant and served in the 
Revolution, marching from Stoughtonham to Dorchester 
March 4, 1776. He was in Capt. Edward Savill's com- 
pany under Colonel Gill. He died May 28, 1785, and 
was buried in the family ground in Sharon, where his 
widow and two daughters, Ann and Zilpha, were 
also laid. 

EDWARD, son of Capt. Ebenezer and Priscilla (Drake) 
Tisdale, known as " Capt." Edward Tisdale, was born 
February 13, 1755, and died November 13, 1826. It is 
recorded [Lexington Alarm Roll, Vol. XIII, p. 82] that 
he was a private in Capt. Edward Bridge Savill's com- 
pany, Colonel Robinson's regiment, town of Stoughton- 
ham ; length of service, seven days. Returned home, and 
later served in Colonel Gill's regiment at Dorchester 
Hills, March 4, 1776, to March 9, 1776. He was married 
to Ruth Harlow April 6, 1775, by Rev. Philip Curtis of 
Stoughton. Children : 

Betsey, b. August 13, 1775. 
Israel, b. February 24, 1780. 
Edward, b. October 21, 1784. 

HANNAH, daughter of Capt. Ebenezer and Priscilla 
(Drake) Tisdale, was born June 22, 1756 ; married, Decem- 
ber 9, 1773, John Drake of Sharon. 

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ABIJAH, son of Capt. Ebenezer and Priscilla (Drake) 
Tisdale, was born February 14, 1758, married Miriam, 
daughter of Seth and Patience (Tolman) Puffer. He was 
surveyor and tithing man in Easton in 1780, 1787, and 
1790. His name is given in Lexington Alarm Roll, 
Colonel Robinson's regiment, and later in Colonel Gill's 
regiment. He removed to Pompey, N. Y., where he died, 
leaving a widow and a number of children. 

RUTH, daughter of Capt. Ebenezer and Priscilla 
(Drake) Tisdale, date of birth unknown, married Lemuel 
Fuller of Sharon. 

PRISCILLA, daughter of Capt. Ebenezer and Priscilla 
(Drake) Tisdale, date of birth unknown, married, May 25, 
1775, Elijah Capen of Sharon. Her second husband was 
Joshua Howard of Bridgewater. 

ASA, son of Capt. Ebenezer and Priscilla (Drake) 
Tisdale, was born in 1762; died in 1785, leaving a 
son Asa. 

MACE, son of Capt. Ebenezer and Priscilla (Drake) 
Tisdale, was born in 1762; married Eunice Puffer, 
daughter of Seth and Patience (Tolman) Puffer, who died 
in 1790. He then married Alice Street, an English lady. 
He inherited the homestead of his father on the Bay 
Road, Easton, and resided there until his death, February 
5, 1796. His widow married Capt. Daniel Briggs of 

Milton November 19, 1797, and died June 5, 1806. Two 
children : 

Ebenezer, b. 1784. 
Mace, b. 1788. 

ANNA, daughter of Capt. Ebenezer and Priscilla 
(Drake) Tisdale, was born about 1781 and died February, 

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EBENEZER, son of Mace and Eunice (Puffer) Tisdale, 
was born in 1784; married, May 9, 1809, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Deacon Oliver Everett of Sharon, and died 
August 31, 181 1. His widow became the wife of Samuel 
Tolman of Stoughton. 

MACE, son of Mace and Eunice (Puffer) Tisdale, was 
born in 1788; married Frances, daughter of Joseph 
Hewins of Sharon, and resided in Boston. Children : 

Mace, died in early life. 

Frances, married John Rice Bradlee, and had one son, 
John Tisdale Bradlee, born in Boston in 1837, and died 
May 14, 1908, leaving a widow and several sons and 

BETSEY, daughter of Capt. Edward and Ruth (Har- 
low) Tisdale, was born in Sharon August 13, 1775 ; died 
November 19, 1857. In 1792 she married Barzillai 
Fuller, third son of Lieut. Isaac and Mary (Alden) Fuller 
of Easton. 

The following story regarding her has been handed 
down from generation to generation : The young man, 
Barzillai Fuller, who was helping Capt. Edward Tisdale 
with his haying, fell asleep under an apple tree one 
hot day after eating dinner. Miss Betsey discovered 
him and thought it a good joke to throw a pail of cold 
water on him. The drenching nearly cost him his life, 

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but after his recovery he married the only daughter of 
the family. Children : 

Barzillai, b. March 15, 1793; m. Patience Beals ; 
settled in Hanson. Two children, Nancy and Lucius. 

Jarvis, b. May 21, 1795; d. November, 1795, aged 
six months. 

Tisdale, b. June 29, 1796; d. June 20, 1874; m., 
April 23, 1822, Harriet, daughter of Israel and Patty 
(Williams) Goward ; m., March 28, 1837, Betsey (Bates), 
widow of Asahel Snow. Children by first marriage : 

Harriet Goward, b. November 26, 1823 ; m. Alexan- 
der A. Boyden of Easton ; d. January, 1907. 

Tisdale Williams, K 1824; d. August 19, 1826. 

Caroline Tisdale, b. October 12, 1828; m. Nelson 
Drake of Sharon ; d. March 7, 1901. 

Martha Williams, b. March 30, 1830; m. Charles 
D. Wilcox. 

Tisdale Harlow, b. August 2, 1832 ; m. Ann Elizabeth 
Drake of Easton; d. August 12, 1900. 

Elizabeth Hudson, b. April 19, 1835 ; m. Lemuel K. 
Wilbur of Norton; d. September 29, 1901. 

Betsey, b. May 11, 1798; m. (1) Lothrop ; one 

son, Francis ; (2) Capt. John Presby of Taunton. 

Ruth, b. March 20, 1800; d. March 26, 1826. 

Eunice, b. February 27, 1802 ; d. September 14, 1808. 

Nancy D., b. December 7, 1804; d. December 5, 1838. 

EDWARD, son of Capt. Edward and Ruth (Harlow) 
Tisdale, was born October 21, 1784 ; died March 2, 1867. 

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Never marrried. Following is the inscription on his 
gravestone : 


March 2, 1867 

82 yrs. 4 months 

In youth his heart received a stroke ; 
Too strong to bend ; alas ! it broke, 
Shrouding his mortal life in gloom ; 
Happy he lives beyond the tomb. 

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Col. Israel Tisdale 











ISRAEL, son of Capt. Edward and Ruth (Harlow) 
Tisdale, was born February 24, 1780, the year of the 
"Dark Day/' which occurred May 19, and was "so called 
on account of a remarkable darkness on that day extending 
over all New England. In some places persons could not 
see to read common print in the open air for several hours 
together. Birds sang their evening songs, disappeared 
and became silent ; fowls went to roost ; cattle sought 
the barnyard, and candles were lighted in the houses." 
Captain Edward, participating in the general alarm, and, 
in common with his neighbors, thinking the dreadful 
darkness portended the Day of Judgment, took his wife 
and family and hastened to his father's home, the "Tis- 
dale Tavern," about a mile and a half away. The obscu- 
ration lasted the rest of the day, but with the rising of 
the sun the next morning the darkness had vanished, 
confidence was again restored, and the people resumed 
their customary occupations. 

Israel Tisdale was industrious and ambitious even as a 
lad, and his father, who was kind, genial, and easy-going, 
depended largely upon him. It is told that when Israel 
was only thirteen years of age, his father informed him 
one day that they were out of provision and that he must 
attend to getting some. The boy immediately started for 
Ziba [or John] Drake's to get a bag of meal. In reply to 
his request Mr. Drake said, " I will trust you, but not 
your father," and took the lad's note in payment for the 
grain. After this they had dealings and settlements many 
times, but the note was overlooked for several years, when 
Mr. Drake accidentally found it one day, and on playfully 

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mentioning the fact to Israel while the latter was returning 
from Boston, the money was paid over. 

Another story indicative of the esteem in which Israel 
was held by the business men of neighboring towns is as 
follows : When he was nineteen years old his father 
bought what was called the " Widow Mace Williams 
place," afterwards known as the " Ped Pierce place," in 
Easton, for two thousand dollars. He paid one thousand 
at the time of purchase, promising the remainder by the 
first of April, and in case of non-payment was to forfeit 
the whole. This fact became known to Israel only when 
the note was due, but he forthwith went to Capt. Adam 
Kinsley of Canton and asked a loan. Mr. Kinsley took 
four thousand dollars from his pocket and said, " Take as 
much as you like ; I am not afraid to trust you for any 
amount." Israel took one thousand dollars and went 
directly to Hingham, where he settled with Barnaby 
Lothrop for the farm. In the fall after the coaling 
season was over he had earned enough to cancel the 
debt, and after paying all expenses had four hundred 
dollars left. 

He was a number of years collecting lumber and 
material to construct a house on the site of Capt. 
Ebenezer Tisdale's first dwelling, as that was fast going 
to decay. He commenced the structure in 1811, and so 
nearly completed the task that all the lumber necessary 
to finish it was in the building, and seven beds had been 
carried in ready for use. While at breakfast on the 
morning of August 13 a small fire was noticed in the 
north room. Upon seeing this Israel caught an armful 
of green shavings and threw on to smother the flames, 

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when one of the workmen seized a rake and spread the 
shavings around the room, causing the fire to extend 
upstairs, and in an hour and a quarter the house was 
destroyed. An old chair and a few things of little value 
were all that remained. The carpenters lost all their 
tools, and seven out of nine went home bareheaded. 
Israel managed to save his private papers, but his whiskers 
were singed in the attempt. Relatives and friends in- 
terested themselves and advised him to rebuild. Gen. 
Shepard Leach, who was framing a house for himself of 
the same dimensions, kindly gave him the frame, and in 
six weeks the new house was completed. It remained in 
possession of the family until 1906, when it was purchased 
by Oakes Ames, son of ex-Gov. Oliver Ames, who, after 
remodeling, now occupies it. 

About a mile to the west of Colonel Tisdale's home 
lived an aged couple, Mr. and Mrs. Zebulon Holmes. 
Upon the death of her husband, Mrs. Holmes was left in 
poverty ; but that she might be spared the shame of the 
poorhouse, — that terrible disgrace in the eyes of the 
New Englander, — Colonel Tisdale took her into his 
family, and "Grandma Holmes," as she was called, al- 
though not of kin, was made comfortable and treated with 
respect as long as she lived. 

In these later days it seems rather singular to read that 
Colonel Tisdale could not tell exactly how much land he 
owned, stating the amount at random, and after a few 
years learning that he was paying taxes on about a hun- 
dred acres more than he possessed. The narrator does 
not inform us how the matter was settled, but as the 
property was then valued at probably not more than 

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one or two dollars per acre, his tax on it was not 
very great. 

Like his antecedents, Colonel Tisdale was interested in 
electing the best men to public office. At one time a 
road surveyor was to be chosen in his district. A ticket 
or ballot was given him by Mr. Friend Drake, his next 
neighbor on the north, a man in whom the Colonel had 
great confidence. Without looking at it Colonel Tisdale 
cast the ballot, which was a vote for himself. He would 
not have cast it had he known it bore his own name, and 
was deeply chagrined. But he was the man for the place, 
and Mr. Drake knew it. 

Early in life Israel Tisdale became interested in the 
military affairs of the country and was commissioned 
Ensign in Second Regiment, Second Brigade, First 
Division, September 4, 1805; promoted Lieutenant May 
21, 1807; promoted Captain May 3, 1808; promoted 
Major June 20, 18 ro; promoted Lieutenant-Colonel Com- 
mandant June 14, 181 1 ; discharged as Lieutenant-Colonel 
Commandant, Second Regiment, Second Brigade, First 
Division, February 20, 181 3. 

To quote from a newspaper clipping that is now yellow 
with age : 

Col. Israel Tisdale was one of the best types of 
our large-hearted, thrifty New England farmers. His 
square, two-story farmhouse, with ample barns and 
sheds to house his stock and fanning implements, 
indicated care and thrift. His home was a pleasant 
place to visit, where every one was sure to receive 
from him an old-fashioned hearty welcome. He was 
a man of portly presence, with a good-natured, jolly 

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countenance that indicated a good liver and content- 
ment with his portion. 

He was noted far and near for the beauty of his 
team, the care of his stock, and the pride he took in 
having a good horse. It was worth a day's journey to 
see him on the road beside his team, dressed in his 
long homespun frock and broad-rimmed hat, as erect 
as a grenadier, and with long, polished whip stock 
which he carried in military fashion but seldom used, 
as his voice commanded his team. His huge oxen on 
the pole wore broad leather harnesses to keep the 
yoke from striking their horns in descending the hills, 
and these were kept as bright and clean as a coach 
harness. His horse on the lead was a white one, large 
and powerful, which seemed to realize the pride of his 
master in him, and carried his head a little to the left 
of his arched neck, as though he wished not to lose 
sight of his master's motions. 

The following paragraphs, taken from letters written 
for publication in local journals, are here inserted by per- 
mission of the author, Mr. Daniel C. Lillie of North 
Easton, Mass., who for several years lived with Col. Jesse 
Pierce, and was thereby a neighbor of Col. Israel Tisdale, 
and consequently knows whereof he speaks. 

Years ago Col. Israel Tisdale was a prominent and 
influential man in that neighborhood [the Bay Road, 
Easton]. He did not reside on the Bay Road exactly, 
but half a mile to the west. He was a fine man, of 
sterling sense, a good provider, a hard worker, a typical 
New England farmer, a thrifty and whole-souled man. 
He took great pride in his horses and cattle, in his 

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rich and extensive meadows, his substantial walls, com- 
fortable buildings and beautiful crops. His farm was 
a model of its kind ; his commodious buildings were 
neat and kept in the primmest order ; his cattle were 
sleek and fat, and of the choicest breeds ; his horses 
and oxen were well trained and attracted attention 
whenever they appeared in public places. The stone 
walls that lined the highway and enclosed his fields 
were no tumble-down affairs, but built strongly and 
substantially and will defy the ravages of time for years 
to come. 

Colonel Tisdale was a splendid man. He was stout, 
broad-shouldered and corpulent ; was popular with all 
who knew him ; good-natured, jovial, fond of a joke, 
and I have often seen his sides shake with laughter. 
In his younger days he was a colonel of militia, and 
I can imagine what a dignified and portly appear- 
ance he made dashing up and down the lines of his 
regiment, well mounted on a high-spirited and noble 
animal. He is said to have been a splendid rider. 
The men under his command were almost entirely 
farmers. At one time, it is said, his regiment was 
mustered in Sharon, and while manoeuvring in the 
field he gave an order to one of the companies to 
"oblique to the right." The captain was either con- 
fused or misunderstood the order. The colonel, notic- 
ing it, rose in his stirrups and putting his spurs to his 
horse dashed up to the commander, shouting, " Gee 
off ! Gee off there, I say ! " Being fanners, they at 
once comprehended the order and moved off in the 
right direction. 

Whatever Colonel Tisdale undertook to do, he did 
well. I cherish his memory and that of his faithful 
and devoted wife with profound respect. Standing by 

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their graves the other day in the little rural, well-cared- 
for and substantially enclosed family cemetery on the 
borders of their farm and in sight of the house where 
they had reared their children and had passed so 
many happy hours, I thought what noble lives they 
had led, what good examples they had set, how kind and 
true and generous they had been ; and their children 
and their children's children may well rise up and call 
them blessed. 

Shortly after the publication of the foregoing, the fol- 
lowing, written by a granddaughter of Colonel Tisdale, 
appeared in the Brockton (Mass.) Times : 

To Mr. D. C. Lillie: 

A few weeks ago I received a copy of the Brockton 
Times containing an article in regard to the Colonel 
Tisdale farm in Sharon. Since reading the paper, I 
have been trying to find out who wrote that article, 
which was so truthfully told and so very kindly ex- 
pressed, and now that I have learned I feel I want to 
thank you most heartily for the pleasure it has given me. 

You may well believe me when I tell you that it 
takes me back many years in my life again. I can see 
how inviting the big yellow house, surrounded by the 
well-kept buildings, looked to my eyes when I was 
about to make one of my long visits to Grandpa and 
Grandma Tisdale. How warmly I was welcomed ! 
How happy I was watching the many kinds of work 
done in those busy, busy days ! The butter and cheese 
making ; the " good things " that were stirred and mixed 
and baked and came out so tempting looking from the 
big brick oven ! The joy it gave me to be asked to 
put the bright, clean milk pans in a long row " to sun " 

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upon the bench in the back yard. I can recall so 
clearly the peace of those summer mornings, the sweet 
odor of the apple blossoms and glad song of wild 
birds in the orchard. Never has any meadow looked 
quite so beautiful as did that one stretching away in 
plain sight from the side door. How evenly the wood 
was packed in the ample woodshed just across the 
carriage drive ! How the yellow corn would show 
through the cracks in the well-filled corn barn in the 
autumn ! How good the warm milk tasted from my 
little mug, which was always on hand to be filled when 
the milk was being strained into the pans at night ! 

No fires have ever been quite so bright and glorious 
as those in the big fireplace that blazed and roared up 
the chimney and cast dancing shadows upon the walls 
of that big kitchen. Peace and plenty ! I recall no 
other feelings but peace and happiness in that good, 
well-ordered home. I am so glad I have had these 
beautiful pictures in the " halls of memory " to enjoy 
all my life long. I feel so sorry for the man or woman 
who has never had the glad remembrance of happy 
visits to kind, good grandparents. 

And now, Mr. Lillie, although I have no personal 
acquaintance with you, I cannot feel that you are quite 
a stranger to me, because you have seen and known 
of that old home, else you could not have written about 
it as you have, and it has done my soul good. How 
true it is that " we are sometimes gladdened by a fresh 
touch upon the strings of the harp of life. The sound- 
ing of a few old chords may soothe and comfort us. 
like the cradle songs of infancy." And so again I 
thank you for the sweet pleasure you have given me of 
again seeing through your mental vision, as well as 
my own, these well remembered, precious pictures of 

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sixty years ago. Grandpa and Grandma Tisdale, a 
kind, honest man, and a sweet, saintly woman ! 
Most gratefully and sincerely, 

Mrs. Louise (Marshall) Healey. 

These letters prompted the following, which was kindly 
loaned for publication : 

Indianapolis, Ind., March 5, 1909. 

To Mr. D. C. Lillie: 

* # * In reading your letter in regard to the 
Tisdale farm, published in the Brockton Times, I 
was deeply interested in all you had to offer about it. 
I will inform you why. Sixty years or more ago it 
was my privilege to visit that farm for a day. I was 
ten or eleven years of age. It was my first visit on a 
fann. How well I remember it ! I thought it the 
most beautiful place I ever saw, and it surely was. I 
remember the house and surrounding buildings, all 
nicely painted, and fine trees that gave shade from 
the sun's rays and made it nice and cool. And the 
green meadows in the distance containing many fine 
cattle and, as you well know, the finest horses in town 
or city. This view I well remember and it will always 
be a picture to my mind. I shall never forget it. 
Colonel Tisdale's teams were the finest that went over 
the highway from Taunton to Boston. I 've no doubt 
you will remember that most every Sabbath Mr. Tisdale 
and some of his family went to the old church [" old 
Squaretop "] for Sunday service, and his horse always 
attracted a great deal of admiration. * * * * I a m 
glad to revive such pleasant memories. 

Henry P. Waite. 

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One of the few grandsons who personally knew Colonel 
Tisdale sends by request the following reminiscences : 

My recollections of my grandfather, Col. Israel 
Tisdale, are the impressions received as a boy of five 
or six years while making long visits in his home, and 
may be of no value except to show his regard for a 

As I remember him, he was a little above medium 
height, rather dignified in his manners, a stout and 
vigorous old gentleman, with dark eyes, heavy eye- 
brows, fair or sandy complexion, gray hair, closely 
trimmed side whiskers and a voice which seemed to 
me very powerful. Although having a colonel for a 
grandfather and a captain for a father, I suppose 
that, being a rather small and frail specimen of hu- 
manity, I did not do justice to my ancestry ; and, as 
we stood on the old granite hearthstone before the big 
fireplace, Grandfather gave me lessons in the manual 
of arms and also in cultivating my voice, to develop 
which I was told to repeat these words after him : 

" The lion roars ! the woods resound ! 
The raging bull tears up the ground ! " 

I was instructed to " holler it just as loud as you 
can," until Grandma would mildly try to shut off the 
noise after it had become too distressing and tiresome 
to her, — and she may have had in mind the pupil also. 

When he would hold me on his lap I would tell him 
how much I loved my " old granther," and by bushels 
and dollars only could be expressed an amount which 
would satisfy us both. Because of the great love I 
had for him I adopted his politics, and was a good 
Democrat when visiting him, although a Whig when at 

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One story I remember that has often been told of 
his dealing with a man who worked for him and who 
would occasionally get on a drunken spree. On one 
such occasion he told Grandfather that he wished he 
was dead, and asked if he [Colonel Tisdale] would 
chop his head off. The colonel told him to put his 
neck across a chopping block, which was done, and 
Grandpa rubbed the back of a coal rake across his 
neck a few times with the result of a speedy repent- 
ance and a promise to reform. 

I have heard of Grandfather's athletic ability, and 
that it was a question once settled between himself 
and Oliver Ames which was the better wrestler, but 
according to an agreement between them the result 
was not made public. But he was a sturdy old gentle- 
man who took pride in his good husbandry, and was 
in every way worthy of our affection. 

Howard Tisdale Marshall. 

A correspondent sends the following, told by one of 
Colonel Tisdale's sons : 

When my father's gray horse, on which he always 
rode at a muster, was out in the lot with grass up to 
his eyes, father always gave him his regular feed of 
corn, or called on us boys to do it. He would often 
say in the summer : " Here, boys, have you given the 
gray horse his corn ? " We boys thought sometimes 
that he did n't need it, but if we said anything like 
that to father, the answer would be : " Boys, give that 
horse his grain. If I want to gallop down to Stimpson 
Williams's, I want the horse able to do it." 

The correspondent adds : 

As far as I can learn he never drove either horse or 
oxen fast, but always had them well fed. 

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Col. Israel Tisdale was twice married. December I, 
1 80 1, he was united to Susannah, eldest daughter of 
Deacon Josiah and Susannah (Morse) Talbot, a most 
worthy woman, who well filled her position of wife and 
mother. She was born December 11, 1782, and died 
October 15, 181 3. On December 1, 18 14, Colonel Tis- 
dale married her younger sister, Betsey, who was born 
June 14, 1790, and died September 13, i860. A sweet 
and lovely woman, she exemplified those noble and en. 
dearing virtues which made her a loving companion and 
a most tenderly loved and respected mother. 

Colonel Tisdale died March 24, 1852, and with his two 
wives is buried in the old family cemetery in Sharon. 
After her husband's death, his widow, with her daughter 
Hannah, removed to Cochesett, West Bridgewater, and 
there spent the remainder of her days. The following 
was published in a local newspaper at the time of her 
death : 

Died, in West Bridgewater, September 13, i860, 
Mrs. Betsey, widow of the late Col. Israel Tisdale, 
aged 70 years. When the good pass away it is well 
for the living not only to note the event, but to enshrine 
the memory of their virtues in the heart. This truly 
Christian woman, by a cheerful serenity which ever 
beamed in her countenance, gave sweetness to her 
voice and manifested itself in all her acts during a 
long and useful life, has truly endeared herself to all 
who knew her. As a wife, mother, sister and friend, 
she had few superiors. In view of her influence in the 
home circle, her husband might well be excused for 
saying that he expected no happier home in heaven. 
She leaves a large family and circle of friends to 
cherish her memory and look forward to the heavenly 

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Children of Israel and Susannah (Talbot) Tisdale : 

Israel, Jr., b. July 4, 1802; d. January 29, 1849. 
Susannah, b. March 20, 1806; d. October 5, 1817. 
Abijah, b. August 14, 1809; d. March 11, 1898. 
Ebenezer, b. August 14, 181 1 ; d. June 6, 1887. 
Ann, b. March 27, 181 3 ; d. May 22, 1890. 

Children of Col. Israel and Betsey (Talbot) Tisdale : 

Elizabeth, b. September 12, 181 5 ; d. March 27, 1858. 
Josiah, b. October 18, 181 7; d. November 11, 1893. 
Susan, b. October 1, 18 19; d. November 13, 1903. 
Edward, ) b. January 20, 1822 ; d. December 6, 1896. 
Infant, j b. January 20, 1822; d. January 20, 1822. 
Mace, b. June 21, 1824; d. December 20, 1901. 
Hannah, b. February 18, 1828. 
Ruth, b. August 14, 1831 ; d. July 27, 1893. 

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ISRAEL, Jr., eldest son of Israel and Susannah (Talbot) 
Tisdale, was born in Sharon, Mass., July 4, 1802, and died 
January 29, 1849. He became one of Stoughton's most 
prominent citizens, and interested himself greatly in public 
affairs, particularly in the cause of temperance. He op- 
erated the stage line from Taunton to Boston until the 
Stoughton Branch Railroad, in which he was actively 
interested, was built. He was superintendent of this 
Branch Railroad at the time of his death. June 10, 
1833, he married Elvira Ann Cutting of Attleboro, 
who died December 18, 1838. June 10, 1839, ne married 
Rosilla Caswell of Maine, who died May 9, 1895. 

Children of Israel, Jr., and Elvira (Cutting) Tisdale : 

Lucy, b. September 16, 1836; d. March 25, 1908. 
Israel, 3d, b. August 10, 1838; d. March 22, 1907. 

Children of Israel, Jr., and Rosilla (Caswell) Tisdale : 

Charles, b. December 14, 184 1; d. December 21, 1842. 
Mary, b. June 15, 1843 ; d. November 9, 1843. 
Wilson, b. August 26, 1844; d. December 18, 1902. 


LUCY, only daughter of Israel, Jr., and Elvira (Cutting) 
Tisdale, was born September 16, 1836, and died March 
25, 1908. January 21, 1861, she married Charles H. 
Crumett, who died November 25, 1906. Children : 

Norman Rodri, b. December 21, 1861 ; d. August 3, 

Lucie Helena, b. January 7, 1867. 

Charles Henry, b. July 14, 1868; d. March 16, 1885. 

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ISRAEL, 3D, son of Israel, Jr., and Elvira (Cutting) 
Tisdale, was born August 10, 1838, and died March 22, 
1907. November 21, i860, he married Nancy Lorraine 
Capen of Sharon, who died February 3, 1904. No children. 

WILSON, son of Israel, Jr., and Rosilla (Caswell) Tis- 
dale, was born August 26, 1844, and died December 18, 
1902. March 13, 1882, he married Mary, daughter of 
Atkinson and Mary (Kelsey) Hobart. No children. 


LUCIE HELENA, only daughter of Charles H. and 
Lucy (Tisdale) Crumett, was born January 7, 1867. No- 
vember 25, 1889, sne married Rev. John Clarence Lee, 
son of Rev. Dr. John Stebbins and Elmina (Bennett) Lee. 
Children : 

Cuthbert Crumett, b. June 26, 1891. 
Dorothy Crumett, b. January 27, 1896. 
Constance Crumett, b. August 25, 1900. 
Janet, b. October 16, 1902. 
Roland Stebbins, b. February 15, 1904. 







ABIJAH, son of Israel and Susannah (Talbot) Tisdale, 
was born in Sharon, Mass., August 14, 1809, and died 
March it, 1898. August 13, 1848, he married Harriet 
Greenleaf Williamson of Canton, who died August 15* 
1886. Children: 

Flora Eulalia, b. September 11, 1849; d. March 24, 

Abijah Weston, b. December 23, 1850 ; d. October 22, 

Harriet Amelia, b. January 14, 1853. 

Susanna, b. November 22, 1855. 

Margaret E., b. March 14, 1858. 

Nancy, b. June 4, 1863. 

Warren Irving, b. November 2, 1861 ; d. August 10, 

Gershom E., b. December 7, 1866 ; d. March 24, 1869. 


ABIJAH WESTON, eldest son of Abijah and Harriet 
(Williamson) Tisdale, was born in Sharon, Mass., Decem- 
ber 23, 1850, and drowned at Marshfield October 22, 
1890. December 23, 1873, he married Ellen Adelia, 
daughter of Josiah Gay of Stoughton, who died April 5, 
1898. Children: 

Eldon Abijah, b. December 4, 1875 ; drowned October 
22, 1890. 

Clara Elsie, b. June 28, 1878. 
Percy Eben, b. November 20, 1883. 
Martha Louise, b. September 1, 1888. 

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HARRIET AMELIA, daughter of Abijah and Harriet 
(Williamson) Tisdale, was born January 14, 1853. August 
14, 1874, she married Deroyce Myron, son of Capt. 
Asahel and Almira (Gilbert) Smith. Children : 

Gertrude Amelia, b. June 14, 1877. 
Lorenzo Deroyce, b. January 31, 1879. 

Deroyce M. Smith died May 30, 1882, and his widow 
married Herbert F. French April 26, 1886. 

SUSANNA, daughter of Abijah and Harriet (William- 
son) Tisdale, was born November 22, 1855. April 19, 
1879, sne married James B., son of Capt. Asahel and 
Almira (Gilbert) Smith. One child : 

Kenneth Bertram, b. October 8, 1882; d. May 23, 

MARGARET, daughter of Abijah and Harriet (William- 
son) Tisdale, was born March 14, 1858. March 19, 1879, 
she married Orville R. Randall. Children : 

Marion Isabel, b. November 1, 1880. 

Lauriel Evelyn, b. May 30, 1883. 


CLARA ELSIE, daughter of Abijah W. and Adelia 
(Gay) Tisdale, was born June 28, 1878. June 15, 1904, 
she married Charles Forest Holbrook, son of William and 
Rebecca J. (Laugheed) Holbrook. Children : 

Charles Forest, Jr., b. March 28, 1905 ; d. September 
22, 1905. 

Velma Lucile, b. March 22, 1907. 

Hollis Tisdale, b. May 22, 1909. 

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PERCY EBEN, son of Abijah Weston and Adelia 
(Gay) Tisdale, was born November 20, 1883. January 6, 
1903, he married Gertrude May Remick. Children : 

Percy Eben, b. November 21, 1903. 
Harold Raymond, b. January 20, 1905. 

GERTRUDE AMELIA, daughter of Deroyce M. and 
Harriet (Tisdale) Smith, was born June 14, 1877. April 
30, 1 90 1, she married Alfred Clifton Eastman, son of 
George H. and Roxanna (Andrews) Eastman. Children : 

Harriet Gertrude, b. August 17, 1903. 
Alfred Clifton, Jr., b. January 23, 1906. 
Lorenzo Deroyce, b. April 10, 1909. 

MARION ISABEL, daughter of Orville and Margaret 
(Tisdale) Randall, was born November 1, 1880. Novem- 
ber 1, 1900, she married Austin Trenor, son of Austin 
Luther Park, a retired Congregationalist clergyman. 
One child : 

Austin Orville, b. December 4, 1901 ; d. March 24, 

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EBENEZER, son of Israel and Susannah (Talbot) 
Tisdale, was born in Sharon, Mass., August 14, 181 1, and 
died June 6, 1887. April 28, 1840, he married Betsey H. 
Perry of Rehoboth, who died November 13, 1841. No 

March 8, 1842, he married Nancy Cole of Rehoboth, 
who died April 13, 1862. Children : 

Abijah Allen, b. August 8, 1843 ; d. April 15, 1846. 

Betsey Hicks, b. June 13, 1847 5 d. December 28, 1847. 

Edgar Everett, b. November 11, 1848; d. September 
18, 1859. 

Isabel Dora, b. May 3, 1852 ; d. June 23, 1853. 

Loring Bennett, b. September 18, 1854; d. October 
2, 1859. 

Jennie, b. April 30, 1858; d. October 21, 1883. 

October 12, 1862, Ebenezer Tisdale married Martha 
Sayles of Foxboro, who died October 18, 1899. No 


JENNIE, youngest child of Ebenezer and Nancy (Cole) 
Tisdale, was born April 30, 1858, and died October 21, 
1883. When about four years old she was stricken with 
scarlet fever, which left her deaf and dumb. May 9, 1 877, 
she married William T. Carter, also a deaf mute. Chil- 
dren : 

Harry T., b. March 20, 1878 ; d. July 23, 1878. 
Edgar L., b. November 28, 1879 ; d. November 1, 1880. 
Jennie Tisdale, b. October 20, 1883. 



JENNIE TISDALE, daughter of William T. and Jennie 
(Tisdale) Carter, was born October 20, 1883. September 
23, 1902, she married George Augustus, son of Benjamin 
Clough and Florence Jeanette (McGaffey) Vannah. One 
child : 

Florence Elizabeth, b. August 23, 1903 ; d. May 
18, 1905. 







ANN, daughter of Israel and Susannah (Talbot) Tisdale, 
was born in Sharon, Mass., March 27, 181 3, and died in 
Boston May 22, 1890. April 10, 1833, she married Curtis 
S. Dunbar of Easton. Children : 

Elizabeth Ann, b. December 10, 1836; d. April 16, 
Charles Curtis, b. November 10, 1848. 


ELIZABETH ANN, only daughter of Curtis S. and 
Ann (Tisdale) Dunbar, was born December 10, 1836, and 
died April 16, 1866. September 1, 1858, she married 
William Baker, who died in the War of the Rebellion. 
One child : 

Curtis D., b. August 6, 1859; d. July 15, i860. 

CHARLES CURTIS, only son of Curtis S. and Ann 
(Tisdale) Dunbar, was born November 10, 1848. Decem- 
ber 23, 1873, he married Clara Emery. July 17, 1895, 
he married Mrs. Grace I. Brown. No children. 

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ELIZABETH, daughter of Col. Israel and Betsey 
(Talfyot) Tisdale, was born in Sharon, Mass., September 
12, 1815, and died in North Bridgewater March 27, 1858. 
December 16, 1838, she married Capt. Perez Marshall of 
North Bridgewater [now Brockton], who died August 21, 
1882. Children: 

Howard Tisdale, b. October 24, 1839. 

Susan Elizabeth, b. January 9, 1841. 

Albert Leander, b. April 21, 1842. 

Louise Ann, b. February 29, 1844. 

Edward Elmer, b. September 5, 1846; d. February 
26, 1853. 

Emma Josephine, b. July 12, 1848. 

Alice Almira, b. September 17, 1850. 

Charles Sumner, b. March 27, 1853. 

Abby Sophronia, b. August 29, 1855 ; d. August 30, 


HOWARD TISDALE, eldest son of Capt. Perez and 
Elizabeth (Tisdale) Marshall, was born October 24, 1839. 
August 28, 1862, he married Sarah A., daughter of Hiram 
and Lydia Weston (Dickerman) Dunbar. Children : 

Albert Tisdale, b. May 15, 1867. 
Herman Weston, b. November 10, 1875. 

SUSAN ELIZABETH, daughter of Capt. Perez and 
Elizabeth (Tisdale) Marshall, was born January 9, 1841. 

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November 6, 1867, she married Henry, son of Salmon 
and Iza (Howard) Manley. Children : 

May Elizabeth, b. March 20, 1869; d. April 28, 1869. 
Laurence Bradford, b. March 12, 1870. 
Howard Tisdale, b. October 17, 1872. 
Henry, Jr., b. October 13, 1880. 

LOUISE ANN, daughter of Capt. Perez and Elizabeth 
(Tisdale) Marshall, was born February 29, 1844. No- 
vember 6, 1867, she married Lysander F., son of Moses 
and Anna (Towne) Gates, who died August 26, 1879. 
Children : 

Hubert FIenrico, b. January 5, 1871. 
Bessie L., b. July 18, 1875 > d. March 14, 1876. 
January 27, 1887, Louise (Marshall) Gates married 
Charles H. Healey, who died July 25, 1909. 

EMMA JOSEPHINE, daughter of Capt. Perez and 
Elizabeth (Tisdale) Marshall, was born July 12, 1848. 
May 13, 1879, she married Josiah Edward, son of William 
and Mary Hudson (Wood) Sears. One child : 

William Marshall, b. January 8, 1882. 

ALICE ALMIRA, daughter of Capt. Perez and Eliza- 
beth (Tisdale) Marshall, was born September 17, 1850. 
April 18, 1875, she married Charles Galen, son of Salmon 
and Iza A. (Howard) Manley. Children : 

Sumner Marshall, b. July 6, 1878. 
Ruth Emma, b. January 28, 1881. 

CHARLES SUMNER, son of Capt. Perez and Eliza- 
beth (Tisdale) Marshall, was born March 27, 1853. July 

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6, 1 882, he married Louise Bates, daughter of Hiram and 
Lydia Weston (Dickerman) Dunbar. One child : 

Henry Herbert, b. May 18, 1886. 


ALBERT TISDALE, son of Howard Tisdale and 
Sarah (Dunbar) Marshall, was born May 15, 1867. August 
3, 1893, he married Lois A., daughter of Charles H. and 
Susan Emily (Packard) Dunbar. Children : 

Ralph Merriman, b. January 14, 1896. 
Paul Howard, b. May 28, 1907. 

LAURENCE BRADFORD, son of Henry and Susan 
E. (Marshall) Manley, was born March 12, 1870. Feb- 
ruary 6, 1900, he married Florence Irene Everett of 

Manchester, N. H. Children : 

Barbara, b. January 17, 1901. 
Alice Irene, b. February 1, 1902. 
Mabel, b. August 20, 1904. 

HUBERT H., son of Lysander F. and Louise A. 
(Marshall) Gates, was born January 5, 1871. October 12, 
1899, ne married Florence Adelaide Bullard of Franklin, 
Mass. Children : 

Charles Emerson, b. October 12, 1901. 
Raymond Hubert, b. June 7, 1902. 
Marion Louise, b. October 27, 1903. 

WILLIAM MARSHALL, son of Josiah E. and Emma 
J. (Marshall) Sears, was born January 8, 1882. January 

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17, igo6, he married Emma, daughter of John and Ann 
Taylor of Indian Orchard, Mass. 

SUMNER MARSHALL, son of Charles G. and Alice 
A. (Marshall) Manley, was born July 6, 1878. February 1, 
1905, he married Susanna R. W. Talbot. One child : 

Robert Talbot, b. December 20, 1907. 

RUTH EMMA, daughter of Charles G. and Alice A. 
(Marshall) Manley, was born January 28, 1881. Sep- 
tember 25, 1905, she married Arthur Everett Healey. 
Children : 

Harriet Manley, b. December 12, 1906. 
Charles Marshall, b. November 23, 1908. 

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JOSIAH, son of Col. Israel and Betsey (Talbot) Tis- 
dale, was born in Sharon, Mass., October 18, 1817, and 
died November 11, 1893. March 31, 1842, he married 
Susan Packard, daughter of John and Betsey (Packard) 
Bisbee of North Easton. Children : 

Josiah Bisbee, b. January 15, 1843; d. September 8, 


Henry Herbert, b. December 6, 1846. 

Emma Louise, b. December 16, 1848 ; d. June 20, 1886. 

Frank Murray, b. July 7, 1850; d. September 26, 1850. 

Edith Francena, b. October 12, 1853. 

Clarence, b. July 17, 1855 ; d. August 18, 1855. 


HENRY HERBERT, son of Josiah and Susan P. 
(Bisbee) Tisdale, was born December 6, 1846. August 
25, 1887, he married Mary Cynthia, daughter of Asaph 
Soule and Abigail Loring (Parker) Wood. Children : 

Charles Marshall, b. June 9, 1889; d. December 29, 

Arthur Wood, b. October 22, 1892. 

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SUSAN, daughter of Col. Israel and Betsey (Talbot) 
Tisdale, was born in Sharon, Mass., October i, 1819, and 
died in Chelsea November 13, 1903. April 29, 1841, she 
married William King of North Easton, who died March 8, 
1899. Children: 

Elsie Hannah, b. July 6, 1848. 

Howard Tisdale, b. September 14, 1854; d. July 28, 

Henry William, b. August 6, 1856. 


ELSIE HANNAH, only daughter of William and 
Susan (Tisdale) King, was born July 6, 1848. February 3, 
1874, she married J. Howard Marshall, son of Joseph and 
Roxana (Gleason) Marshall. Children : 

Bessie Anna, b. December 12, 1876. 
Maud Lillian, b. April 12, 1878. 

HENRY WILLIAM, son of William and Susan (Tis- 
dale) King, was born August 6, 1856. February 23, 
1885, he married Adella, daughter of William and Ellen 
(Talbot) Randall. Children : 

Vernon Curtis, b. January 28, 1887. 
Doris Lillian, b. June 15, 1888. 


BESSIE ANNA, daughter of J. Howard and Elsie H. 
(King) Marshall, was born December 12, 1876. May 15, 

L 73 3 

1 90 1, she married Nathaniel Edward, son of Julius B. and 
Mary A. Chase. Children : 

Dorothy Vernon, b. October 27, 1902. 
Barbara Adelaide, b. August 14, 1905. 

MAUD LILLIAN, daughter of J. Howard and Elsie 
H. (King) Marshall, was born April 12, 1878. June 12, 
1906, she married Clarence Albion Wheeler. One child : 

Margaret, b. October 11, 1908. 

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EDWARD, son of Col; Israel and Betsey (Talbot) 
Tisdale, was born in Sharon, Mass., January 20, 1822, and 
died December 6, 1896. November 19, 1848, he married 
Amanda, daughter of Marlborough and Daty (Bray) Rip- 
ley of West Bridgewater, who died November 16, 1869. 
Children : 

Charles Edward, b. February 6, 1853 ; d. December 
6, 1899. 

Alice Augusta, b. November 7, 1854. 

Frank Shepard, b. January 7, 1857 ; d. December 14, 

Elizabeth Jane, b. October 2, 1858. 

Mary Amanda, b. September 9, 1861 ; d. July 18, 1898. 

Dora Maria, b. January 6, 1864; d. November 29, 

December 6, 1871, Edward Tisdale married Abby 
(Howard) Palmer, widow of Sumner Palmer of Foxboro, 
and daughter of Deacon George and Abigail (Henshaw) 
Howard of Sharon, who is still living. 


CHARLES EDWARD, son of Edward and Amanda 
(Ripley) Tisdale, was born February 6, 1853, and died 
December 6, 1899. December 17, 1885, he married Alice 
L., daughter of Nahum and Hannah (Leonard) Packard. 
No children. 

ALICE AUGUSTA, daughter of Edward and Amanda 
(Ripley) Tisdale, was born November 7, 1854. June 9, 

[ 75 1 

1 88 1, she married J. Nelson, son of Hiram and Martha 
(Wilkinson) Harris, who died May 12, 1907. Children: 

Edward Tisdale, b. July 16, 1883. 

Helen Martha, b. April 30, 1886. 

Mabel, b. May 25, 1893. 

FRANK SHEPARD, son of Edward and Amanda 
(Ripley) Tisdale, was born January 7, 1857; died De- 
cember 14, 1902. December 27, 1882, he married 
Marion Kingman, daughter of Nahum and Hannah 
(Leonard) Packard. One child : 

Ernest Frank, b. May 1, 1885. 

MARY AMANDA, daughter of Edward and Amanda 
(Ripley) Tisdale, was born September 9, 1861, and died 
July 18, 1898. September 9, 1889, she married Arthur 
H., son of Cyrus and Sarah (Hayward) Alger. Children : 

Ralph Tisdale, b. September 12, 1890. 

Irene Elizabeth, b. March 31, 1893. 

DORA MARIA, daughter of Edward and Amanda 
(Ripley) Tisdale, was born January 6, 1864 ; died Novem- 
ber 29, 1887. October 13, 1886, she married Arthur H., 
son of Cyrus and Sarah (Hayward) Alger. No children. 


EDWARD TISDALE, son of J. Nelson and Alice A. 
(Tisdale) Harris, was born July 16, 1883. September 27, 
1905, he married Dorothy, daughter of John George and 
Henrietta D. (Kopke) Semken of Brooklyn, N. Y. One 
child : 

Dorothy Talbot, b. August 2J, 1906. 

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ERNEST FRANK, son of Frank S. and Marion K. 
(Packard) Tisdale, was born May i, 1885. November 27, 
1906, he married Cora, daughter of Simeon Lewis and 
Bertha S. B. (Savage) Pratt of Middleboro, Mass. 

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MACE, son of Col. Israel and Betsey (Talbot) Tisdale, 
was born in Sharon, Mass., June 21, 1824, and died De- 
cember 20, 1 90 1. January 4, 185 1, he married Mary 
Jane Dean of North Easton, who died August 25, 1898. 
Children : 

Ida Elizabeth, b. April 2, 1855 ; d. October 22, 1855. 

Mace, Jr., b. April 22, i860; d. September 5, i860. 

Lucy Luella, b. January 7, 1863. 

Fred Bartlett, b. March 9, 1865. 


LUCY LUELLA, daughter of Mace and Mary Jane 
(Dean) Tisdale, was born January 7, 1863. January 1, 
1885, she married Paul, son of George Brigham and Lucy 
Jane (Whitney) Revere. Children : 

Lucy Whitney, b. March 18, 1893. 

Paul, Jr., b. November 25, 1896 ; d. February 17, 1897. 

Pauline, b. August 14, 1899; d. March 25, 1909. 

FRED BARTLETT, son of Mace and Mary Jane 
(Dean) Tisdale, was born March 9, 1865. June 29, 1894, 
he married Annie Lizzie, daughter of Enos F. and Fannie 
(Ruck) Maddocks. No children. 

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RUTH, youngest daughter of Col. Israel and Betsey 
(Talbot) Tisdale, was born in Sharon, Mass., August 14, 
1 83 1, and died in Baltimore, Md., July 27, 1893. Sep- 
tember 5, 1852, she married Granville Oscar Wilson of 
Easton. Children : 

Ella Jane, b. March 25, 1855; d. May 9, 1896. 
Fred Eliphalet, b. April 21, 1859. 
Lillian Estella, b. November 1, i860. 
May, b. May 14, 1868 ; d. September 16, 1868. 


FRED ELIPHALET, son of Granville O. and Ruth 
(Tisdale) Wilson, was born April 21, 1859. September 7, 
1 88 1, he married Emma Elizabeth Mainster of Baltimore, 
Md. One child: 

Laurence Granville, b. September 26, 1885 ; died 
January 5, 1897. 

LILLIAN ESTELLA, daughter of Granville O. and 
Ruth (Tisdale) Wilson, was born November 1, i860. No- 
vember 15, 1893, she married Clarence Eugene, son of 
William Henry and Mary Frances (Richards) Downes of 
Baltimore, Md. No children. 

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Here the story must end until sufficient material shall 
have accumulated for its continuation. In order that each 
family may keep an accurate record of the births, mar- 
riages, and deaths within its midst, blank pages are in- 
serted at intervals, and it is hoped that in due time these 
will be filled, and thus the work of a future historian be 
greatly facilitated. 

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Col. Israel Tisdale 



Edith Francena Tisdale 

To the Cousins and all interested: 

Ten years having elapsed since the publication of "A Family 
Register," it seems a fitting time to gather such items of our 
family history as have occurred within the decade and arrange 
them in convenient form for reference and preservation. With 
your kind co-operation I undertook the task, and present the 
results of our united efforts in these pages, which I trust will 
be read with interest and meet with your approval. 

E. F. T. 
May, 1920. 


Page 55 

HANNAH TISDALE, daughter of Col. Israel and Betsey 
(Talbot) Tisdale, died September 22, 1918. 

Page 58 

HELEN BEATRICE SANBORN, born June 27, 1884, 
lived with Wilson and Mary Esther (Hobart) Tisdale as their 
child from June 17, 1887, until after Wilson Tisdale's death in 
1902. January 14, 1903, she was legally adopted by Mary 
Esther (Hobart) Tisdale. June 12, 1909, she married Charles 
Allen Howland (direct descendant of John Howland who came 
to America in the Mayflower in 1620). One child: 
John, b. May 21, 1910. 

Page 58 

In 1909 Cuthbert Crumett Lee was permitted to legally 
omit his middle name. 


Page 58 

Born June 26, 1891 

Returned from diplomatic service abroad, as Special Assistant 
to the American Ambassador to Russia, to enter army. Com- 
missioned August 27, 191 7, as First Lieutenant, Ordnance 
Section, Officers' Reserve Corps, United States Army. 

Assistant to executive, construction of Camp Merritt, 
Tenafly, N. J. 

Called to active service October 16, 19 17, and stationed 
about six months in Washington, D. C. 

Detailed to A. E. F., France, and served there one year — 
most of the time in branch of staff at Paris, in office of Chief 
Purchasing Officer, Ordnance Department, A. E. F., buying 
emergency munitions in huge quantities. 

Later engaged in hastening delivery of munitions to the front 
from factories and dumps in. France and Switzerland, notably 
tanks and parts thereof. 

Once at front in St. Mihiel Sector, supplying, on telephone 
request from General Rockenbach, commanding the tanks, 
spare parts for fifty tanks put out of action. 

After armistice, liaison officer on American Commission to 
Negotiate Peace. 

Finally served several months with troops receiving captured 
enemy artillery, at Evacuation Camp. 

Honorably discharged, Camp Upton, Yaphank, N. Y., 
May 13, 1919. 


Pages 59-61 

LORENZO DEROYCE, son of Deroyce M. and Harriet 
Amelia (Tisdale) Smith, married, June 15, 1910, Metta Viola, 
daughter of John David and Fanny (Henderson) Two. 
Children : 

Metta Tisdale, b. May 18, 191 1. 

Webster Deroyce, b. August 3, 19 13. 

Warren Henderson, b. June 17, 191 5, 

Deborah Sampson, b. March 9, 19 18. 


Page 59. Gershom E., son of Abijah and Harriet (Wil- 
liamson) Tisdale, b. December 7, 1866 ; d. March 24, 1867. 

Page 59. Abijah Weston Tisdale was drowned at Marsh- 
field, October 18, 1890. 

Page 59. Eldon Abijah Tisdale was born December 4, 
1874 (not 1875); drowned at Marshfield, October 18, 1890. 

Page 59. Martha Louise Tisdale was born September 
2, 1888. 

Page 60. Susanna Tisdale, daughter of Abijah and 
Harriet (Williamson) Tisdale, married James B., son of Capt. 
Asahel and Almira (Gilbert) Smith, April 9, 1878. 

Page 60. Children of Orville R. and Margaret (Tisdale) 

Marion Isabelle, b. November 1, 1880. 
Lauriel Evelene, b. May 30, 1883. 


Pages 59-61 

To Charles Forest and Elsie (Tisdale) Holbrook 
Donald Francis, b. March 12, 19 12. 

To Percy Eben and Gertrude (Remick) Tisdale : 
Norman Francis, b. January 1, 191 o. 
Jesse Alfred, b. December 17, 1915. 

To Alfred Clifton and Gertrude Amelia (Smith) Eastman 
Roxana Gerrish, b. September 27, 19 13. 
George Myron, b. October 2, 19 15. 
Albert Clinton, b. October 15, 19 17. 
Ruth Elizabeth, b. February 26, 1920. 

MARTHA LOUISE, daughter of Abijah Weston and E. 
Adelia (Gay) Tisdale, married, June 28, 191 1, Jesse Francis, 
son of Van Amburg and Rebecca Frances (Pierce) Metcalf. 
No children. 


Page 64 
Jennie Tisdale (Carter) Vannah died June 19, 19 19. 


Page 65 
Charles Curtis Dunbar died February 5, 1919. 


Pages 67-70 

To Laurence Bradford and Florence (Everett) Manley : 
John Howard, b. November 14, 19 11. 

To William Marshall and Emma (Taylor) Sears : 
Alice Josephine, b. January 31, 19 12. 

To Sumner Marshall and Susanna (Talbot) Manley 
John Talbot, b. January 26, 19 10. 

HERMAN WESTON, son of Howard Tisdale and Sarah A. 
(Dunbar) Marshall, married, January 14, 19 14, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Renwick, a widow with one daughter, Florence. No children. 

HENRY, Jr., son of Henry and Susan Elizabeth (Marshall) 
Manley, married, June 10, 19 15, Louise Arthur Hinde. One 

Henry, 3D., b. January 4, 1918. 

HENRY HERBERT, son of Charles Sumner and Louise 
(Dunbar) Marshall, married, September 23, 191 1, Constance 
Mary, daughter of Charles Edward and Sarah (Walker) Bevan. 
Children : 

Richard Walker, b. May 28, 1915. 

Elizabeth Bevan, b. September 1, 19 19. 


Pages 67-70 
Howard Tisdale Marshall died May 15, 1910. 

Albert Leander Marshall died May 2, 19 10. 

Henry Manley died October 28, 1919. 

Susan Elizabeth (Marshall) Manley died December 23, 

Charles Emerson Gates, b. January 9, 1901 ; died July 
12, 1916. 

Charles Galen Manley died July 28, 19 10. 


Born January 14, 1896 

Served one year overseas, private in Co. B, 6o2d Engineers, 
participating in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. After the 
armistice was signed he was in Germany with the Army of 
Occupation until his discharge, July 24, 19 19. 


Page 71 
Henry Herbert Tisdale died April 25, 1915. 


Pages 73, 74 

To Clarence Albion and Maud Lillian (Marshall) Wheeler 
Elizabeth Louise, b. August 31, 19 14. 

VERNON CURTIS, son of Henry William and Adella 
(Randall) King, married, June 20, 1913, Reba Delphine, 
daughter of Arthur Howard and Delphine (Kent) Talbot. 
•Children : 

Merton Talbot, b. August 4, 19 16. 

Alden Howard, b. June 30, 19 19. 

DORRIS LILLIAN, daughter of Henry William and 
Adella (Randall) King, married, June 26, 19 12, Kenneth Don- 
ald, son of Clarence L. and Emma (Hudson) Seaver. Children : 

La Verne Adella, b. July 10, 19 14. 

Marjorie Emma, b. April 15, 1916. 

J. Howard Marshall died January 21, 1920. 


Pages 75-77 

HELEN MARTHA, daughter of J. Nelson and Alice 
Augusta (Tisdale) Harris, married, March 27, 19 15, William 
Darius, son of Seymour L. and Josephine (Stevens) Buckley. 
No children. 

ERNEST FRANK, son of Frank Shepard and Marion K. 

(Packard) Tisdale, after the death of his first wife, married, 

March 4, 191 1, Lillian (Maxwell) Parsons, a widow with one 

son, Walter Howard Parsons, b. January 16, 1905. One child: 

Avis, b. October 16, 19 13. 

RALPH TISDALE, son of Arthur H. and Mary Amanda 
(Tisdale) Alger, married, August 10, 19 15, Mary Louise, 
daughter of John Christian and Mary (Hilderhoof) Cackler, 
(whose ancestors were among the first settlers of Portage 
County, Ohio). Children : 

Arthur Hayward, 2D, b. May 4, 19 16. 

Mary Alice, b. August 1, 19 18. 

IRENE ELIZABETH, daughter of Arthur H. and Mary 
Amanda (Tisdale) Alger, married, November 3, 19 17, John 
Anderson, son of Donald G. and Janet Scott (Anderson) 
MacDonald. No children. 


Pages 75-77 
Abby (Palmer) Tisdale died March 14, 191 1. 

Elizabeth Jane Tisdale died February 8, 19 17 

Cora (Pratt) Tisdale died May 15, 19 10. 

Arthur Hayward Alger died January 30, 191 7. 


Pages 75-77 


Bom July 16, 1883 

Enlisted in the National Guard, State of New York, October 
1, 1 90 1. Served as private, corporal, sergeant and first- 
sergeant. Commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1908, and 
First Lieutenant in 19 10. Commissioned Captain of 12th 
Company, New York Coast Artillery, September 25, 19 15. 

Called into Federal service July 15, 19 17. Assigned to 
garrison duty at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., August 5, 19 17. 
Assigned to command Battery F, 59th Artillery, Coast Artillery 
Corps, U. S. A., January 1, 1918. Attended Coast Artillery 
School, Fort Monroe, Va., during January and February, 19 18. 

Left United States with 59th Artillery March 28, 19 18, on 
the Olympic. Arrived at Brest, France, April 4, 19 18. Thence 
to Limoges and thence to Aixe-sur-Vienne, near Limoges. 
Intensive training, instruction and drill. Assigned to duty as 
Regimental Adjutant June 14. Proceeded to La Courtine 
target range July 13. Ordered to the Toul Front late in 

In action in the Toul Sector September 5 to 20 (St. Mihiel 
Drive), at St. Jacques, Bois de Puvenelle, and Thiacourt. 

In action in the Argonne Sector from September 20 to 
November 1 1 : positions near La Chalade. Advanced succes- 
sively to Very, Ivoiry, Charpentry, Eclisfontaine, Bois des 
Cierges, and to final position at Hill 288, west of Romagne- 
sous-Montfaucon. Promoted Major October 25, 19 18, and 
assigned to command First Battalion, 59th Artillery. 

Left Brest for United States January 8, 19 19, on U. S. S. 
Louisiana. Arrived United States (Hoboken) January 24. 
Demobilized regiment January 30. In command of regiment 
from January 24. Assigned to Fort Scott, San Francisco. 
Discharged March 24, 19 19. 


Page 79 

LUCY WHITNEY, daughter of Paul and Lucy Luella 
(Tisdale) Revere, married, January 3, 19 19, Howard Leslie, 
son of Frank L. and Augusta Warren (Smith) Brown. 
Children : 

Paul Revere, b. April 6, 1920.